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The Latest: Mich St postpones 3rd straight men's hoops game

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By The Associated Press

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:


Michigan State is postponing its game this weekend against No. 22 Illinois, moving a third straight basketball game due to a COVID-19 outbreak within coach Tom Izzo's program.

Izzo made the announcement Monday, a day after one additional player and two non-coaching staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. Last week, three players tested positive and that led to the Spartans postponing games at No. 4 Iowa and against Indiana.

Michigan State was scheduled to host the Fighting Illini on Saturday.

Izzo, who tested positive for the coronavirus two months ago, says he is doing individual workouts with eight to t10 players on the team who are not in isolation.


Cape Verde has become the third team to withdraw from the men's world handball championships because of coronavirus cases.

The International Handball Federation says the African island nation was unable to field the minimum number of 10 players. Cape Verde already forfeited a preliminary round game to Germany on Sunday and will now be classified 32nd and last in the competition.

The IHF said Saturday that two of Cape Verde's 11 players had tested positive.

The United States and the Czech Republic withdrew because of coronavirus cases in their squads before the tournament began and were replaced by other teams.


The race director of the men's World Cup will miss the biggest race in skiing after testing positive for COVID-19.

The International Ski Federation says Markus Waldner is self-isolating ahead of the Hahnenkamm races this weekend in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

FIS says Waldner tested positive while overseeing slalom races in Flachau, Austria.

Kitzbuhel's schedule changed after an outbreak of virus cases at Switzerland's signature men's venue Wengen last week. Kitzbuhel will now host an extra downhill on Friday to replace Wengen's main race.


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Updated January 18, 2021

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